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Old 03-09-2009, 03:30 AM   #1
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Emacs mouse wheel and other issues


I've installed emacs for my Mandriva 2009.0 box. However I am having 2 issues with it

1. The mouse wheel doesn't work. It apparently gets mapped to C-M-( and C-M-), which emacs doesn't recognize. How do I get it to work so that I can scroll up/down my files?

2. There's a huge message window that takes up almost half the editor space, saying "Welcome to emacs, blah blah blah". I can resize it down but I'm not sure how to remove it. My Mandriva 2008.0/2008.1 emacs installations didn't have this problem.

Would appreciate if anyone could tell me how to fix these, thanks!
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The scroll-wheel works out of the box on Slackware, so I had a look at the Customisation menu. Follow this: Options => Customize Emacs => Browse Customization Groups => Group Environment => Mouse Wheel Mode => Toggle => on => State => Save for future sessions => Finish.
There's another option in the Customisation groups to get rid of that initial splash screen.
This is a good site for everything to do with Emacs.


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